Letter to Editor

Abby of Knoxville, TN

Abby of Knoxville, TN writes: My name is Abby Wintker Burris. I am originally from Nashville, but now I live in Knoxville. I am 40 years old and worked in the non-profit sector for 10 years. Currently, I am a graduate student at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. I am working towards a masters…

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Therese of Chattanooga, TN

Therese of Chattanooga, TN writes: originally from atl. she’s been in chattanooga since june 2014, before that she was in fairfax, va. She was teaching, and now she’s retired. she is doing a lot of volunteer work – supporting local candidates running for office, grassroots campaigning. involved with school board activities as a former teacher.…

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Debra and Kevin of Snowflake, AZ

Debra and Kevin of Snowflake, AZ writes: My husband and I retired to Az after working overseas for many years where we had socialized medicine.  We have been in Snowflake Az for almost 5 years and since we had no social security or other pensions we started buying rental properties for income so we are…

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Letter to Editor: Dede of Maryville, TN

Dede of Maryville, TN writes: I’ve lived in Maryville for over 20 years. I am an architectural illustrator, I own my own business and work on contract. I am married and have 2 kids. Prior to a few years ago, as a sole proprietorship, it was almost impossible to get group insurance. The Affordable Care…

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Letter to Editor: Jodi of Cookeville, TN

Jodi of Cookeville, TN writes: When I was 13, I began working at a nursing home. Since there was a shortage of nurse assistants at the time, I helped take care of the elderly in the home. At 16, I got a full-time job working at the nursing home. I settled down in Cookeville and…

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Letter to Editor: James of Union City, TN

James of Union City, TN writes: My name is James Mosley and I live in Union City, TN. I’m retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. When I was working, my daughter was on my insurance while she was in college, until she reached a certain age. She went almost a year without insurance…

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Letter to Editor: Sonya of Knoxville, TN

Sonya of Knoxville, TN writes: I was born in Tennessee and have lived in Knoxville for 30 years. I am dedicated to my two grandchildren and take great joy in volunteering at their school. Six years ago, I lost my husband. Before his death, we could afford private insurance. For the past six years I…

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Letter to Editor: Kathy of Memphis, TN

Kathy of Memphis, TN writes: I am from Nashville, but I have lived in Memphis since September 1987. I attended Vanderbilt and now am self-employed as a mental health therapist. In January 2013, I lost my health insurance because I did not have the money to pay my premium. I went without health insurance for…

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Letter to Editor: Carol of Knoxville, TN

Carol of Knoxville, TN writes: I was born and raised in Knoxville, TN with five siblings. Five of the six of us have diabetes. In addition to type-1 diabetes, I have a number of other health conditions, such as high cholesterol. Luckily, they can be managed with the right medications, and I am able to…

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Letter to Editor: James of Maryville, TN

James of Maryville, TN writes: My name is J. Nathan Higdon and I was born and raised in Maryville, TN. Currently, I’m finishing up my PhD in Business Administration. I started my first business, a transportation company, in 2004. For people who are creating jobs, you don’t hire people just to fill positions. You’re hiring…

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